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Buying into Fair Trade (2013) seeks to understand the ways conscientious consumers make sense of things

The concept of fair-trade coffee is among the most intellectually challenging and enjoyable-to-ponder concepts that I have come across in recent years. I’ve addressed this topic in previous posts including the following ones, among others: Truthiness, stage magic, and fair trade coffee Is there a reason to boycott fair trade coffee after reading recent research […]


Many means are available for study of fair trade coffee

Among the academic lenses available for study of fair trade coffee is ethnographic research. Ethnography is similar to the work of a reporter or documentary maker but within a prescribed academic framework. The level of detail, however, and the amount of immersion into everyday life, appears greater than what a reporter would deal with. Ethnographic […]


The labour behind the (Fair Trade) label (2012)

Given my interest in fair trade coffee  – as a brand and back story – I was interested to read an abstract for a recent research report entitled “The labour behind the (Fair Trade) label (2012).” The full reference is: Eileen Davenport, Will Low, (2012) “The labour behind the (Fair Trade) label”, critical perspectives on international business, […]


Stage magic and Fair Trade coffee

By way of an introduction: 1) Truthiness refers to sense making in the absence of evidence. 2) What does the work of stage magicians tell us about how the mind works? The link to a May 3, 2008 Boston Globe article about this topic can be accessed at the previous sentence. The article notes that […]